ANP’S 28TH NEGROS TRADE FAIR
The Negros Trade Fair Comes Back to Ayala Property
Ask any trade fair regular and surely they will say that one of the fairs they watch out for each year is the Negros Trade Fair.
Organized by the Association of Negros Producers, the Negros Trade Fair had its humble beginnings in 1985 at the then QUAD Carpark in the Makati Commercial Center. It was then called the “House of Negros” Fair and was participated in by just a handful of backyard entrepreneurs.
The Association was started by 14 housewives and a gentleman from Negros who were trying to find other means of income since the sugar industry was at a crisis. They decided to manufacture products locally and sell them to the large market in Metro Manila. From the first trade fair it was a success. This is proven by the continuous growth of the association membership and the sales that has been generated by the fair.
Since its inception it stayed at the QUAD Carpark for a number of years but then moved to other Metro Manila venues.
For this year’s 28th Annual Negros Trade Fair, it comes back to its roots on an Ayala venue – the Glorietta Activity Centers.
From just 14 sellers at the start, this year will see more than 80 different producers of a variety of products ranging from gifts and houseware, furniture and furnishings, fashion and garments, and, of course, food for which Negros has been famed.